Family, Frisbee, Starlight, St. Marys, Elle Would fashion, girls weekend crew, medical types, KG teachers and other folks who all felt the gravitational pull of Stacy's orbit were in attendance and emotionally connected. It was a lovely turn out and I think I hugged most people on the way in, and the way out. Phew.
We were keenly aware that whilst there were a lot of people who could make it, there are probably more who couldn't. Like Stacy did, we feel the distance to her family and friends on the other side of the world, and we are keen to do what we can about that.
Yesterday my brother Dave filmed the majority of the service and below are some excerpts that I hope people who couldn't be with us find make them feel a little more involved.
Father Nigel speaking
Additionally Debi, Dave and I will be returning home to Montana at some point in the next few weeks and we intend to hold a funeral service for Stacy in Great Falls. We don't know exactly when this will be however our intention is to provide 4 weeks notice when we do make arrangements. I know there will be some people who will travel to Great Falls for the service and I hope that 4 weeks will be enough time in advance to make travel arrangements.
I expect the date will be some time in mid to late April, however we haven't been able to put much thought into the details yet. Watch the blog for further information.
Personally I hope to be able to spend some time with as many of Stacy's close people as possible because I know she has been gone for a long time. I have plenty of memories to share and I'm very open to visiting with people and answering questions about the last few years. Again no details yet however my intentions are to make some time to reconnect with Stacy's loved ones in the US.
Thank you to everyone who came yesterday and who sent their best wishes from afar, it was a good feeling to see and be touched by so much love. She was a wonderful person and I hope to swap many more memories in the weeks and months to come.